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Recently I want to record some screen videos like to show when bugs happen and e.t.c.Is it possible on a unrooted Sony xperia m2 aqua?If yes how?

  • Are you on lollipop? If so, any screen recording app should work without root (tested that on a note 4). If not, you won't need to wait forever for that update. See here – Dan Brown Aug 29 '15 at 7:57
  • No I am on kitkat.Sony haven't released the 5.1 yet and I don't want to break some of the options. – Radoslav Aug 29 '15 at 13:17
  • Oh. Well thats a shame – Dan Brown Aug 29 '15 at 15:33
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Now, as Sony Xperia M2 and M2 Aqua have received Lollipop 5.1.1 update, you can start recording your screen with the help of screen recorder apps such as Screen Recorder by NLL.

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I see that your device originally came with Android KitKat. You can try a command line method here. screenrecord binary does the screen recording. Its maximum recording duration is 180 seconds. In Kitkat, its usages goes by:

Usage: screenrecord [options] 

Records the device's display to a .mp4 file.

Options:
--size WIDTHxHEIGHT
    Set the video size, e.g. "1280x720".  Default is the device's main
    display resolution (if supported), 1280x720 if not.  For best results,
    use a size supported by the AVC encoder.
--bit-rate RATE
    Set the video bit rate, in megabits per second.  Default 4Mbps.
--time-limit TIME
    Set the maximum recording time, in seconds.  Default / maximum is 180.
--rotate
    Rotate the output 90 degrees.
--verbose
    Display interesting information on stdout.
--help
    Show this message.

In Lollipop, a parameter bugreport is also added:

--bugreport
    Add additional information, such as a timestamp overlay, that is helpful
    in videos captured to illustrate bugs.

An example to record screen using in-built screen recorder (you would need setup in PC and USB debugging enabled in the device),

adb shell screenrecord --bit-rate 8000000  /sdcard/test.mp4

That command will save the screen recording in a file test.mp4 located under /sdcard. Change the bitrate as per your needs, or try an app for GUI.

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In my experience with Sony phones, you can hold the power button and it gives you an option to record the screen/take a screenshot. Otherwise, use AZ Screen Recorder - No Root app.

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  • Please link the app and also elaborate on the options available written you press the power button and mention the model as well – beeshyams Feb 8 '16 at 8:22
  • You might want to mention that the app you linked requires Android 5.0. and above while OP is currently running Android KitKat. – Firelord Feb 8 '16 at 20:15

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